2018-01-JaguarXJ

Jaguar XJs
Cover story, Classic Cars January 2018

All three generations of the classic Jaguar XJ model, plus insight into the development and history of the car. I found three cars that covered the three generations, three bodystyles (short-wheelbase saloon, long-wheelbase saloon, and coupé) and three different engines, including the oldest remaining XJ. And I interviewed development engineer Norman Dewis and racer John Fitzpatrick.

 

Aston Martin DBS

Aston DBS at 50
Cover story, Classic Cars January 2017

Aston Martins DBS, DBS V8, V8 saloon, V8 Volante, V8 Vantage, V8 Vantage Zagato and Lagonda all together in an epic seven-car shoot. Plus driving impressions, history and I tracked down Rick Lester, the stuntman who drove the Aston Martin for Roger Moore in The Persuaders! for an exclusive interview.

 

2015 11 Hot30

Hot 30
Cover story, Classic Cars November 2014

I interviewed five classic car experts for their top tips for cars that would increase in value in 2015. From the 30 cars they tipped I then found examples of the five best – Alfa Romeo Duetto, Lancia Aurelia, Jaguar E-type S2, Porsche 993 and Lamborghini Countach – and got them all together to drive and to shoot for the cover.

 

Equipped2015-i3 Equipped2015-Defender

Equipped magazine

I was the magazine's motoring editor. Initially there were two short road tests in each issue but I developed the section to include tests, a motoring feature and motoring news coverage.

Total Evolution magazine

Mitsubishi Evo IX MR road test
Total Evolution 2007

I came up with the original idea, arranged the loan of the car from the car maker's press office, found the location and arranged access to it, recommended a photographer and an assistant, art directed the shoot and drove the car for action photography. And then wrote the story.

CAR magazine - one of my clientsClients past and present

  • Major consumer car magazines such as CAR Magazine (and its affiliates in Mexico, Russia, Spain, Thailand and Turkey) and Auto Express
  • Motor industry journals Professional Motorsport World, European Automotive Design and Automotive Design Asia
  • Classic car magazines including Classic & Sports Car, Classic Cars, Classics Monthly and Classic Car Weekly
  • Customer magazines such as BMW Magazine and V Magazine (Vauxhall)
  • Enthusiast magazines including Fast Car, Redline, Vantage, Total Evolution, Total Impreza and Total Nissan
  • Motoring websites such as CartechnicalEdmunds Inside LineCAR Online and Pistonheads.com
  • plus a variety of other publications including national and regional newspapers, lifestyle magazines and more

If you're looking for a writer to produce features, columns, road tests, interviews, books or any other sort of automotive content, I'd love to hear from you.

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